Dr Hilary Jones MBE
General Practitioner, Media Doctor, Medical Broadcaster
After qualifying as a medical doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in 1976, Dr Hilary Jones became the sole medical officer on Tristan da Cunha. Upon his return to the UK, he practiced as a junior doctor at Basingstoke Hospital before establishing himself as a Principal General Practitioner (GP) in the Basingstoke area in 1982. His career in television commenced in 1989 when he assumed the role of the TV-am doctor. He continued to be a regular feature on GMTV and later joined Good Morning Britain in 2014 as the Health Editor. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, his role became increasingly crucial, providing valuable insights on medical issues.
Beyond television, Dr Jones has maintained a significant radio presence on Steve Wright's BBC Radio 2 programme since 2000, where he discusses various medical matters. His online engagement includes serving as a medical adviser for HealthExpress and hosting live 'Twitter Clinics.' As a prolific author, he has penned bestsellers such as "A Day In Your Life" (2009) and the recent "Frontline" (2021).
In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr Jones is a dedicated patron of charities like The Meningitis Research Foundation and actively serves as a spokesperson for the School and Nursery Milk Alliance since 2016. Dr Hilary Jones epitomises the integration of medical expertise, media influence, and philanthropy in a career spanning over four decades. As of 2010, he continues to contribute part-time as a GP for the NHS.